Educational attainment and environmental concern in China: an instrumental variable approach
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摘要Formal education is theorized to be an essential vehicle to promote and trigger pro-environmental attitudes and behavioural changes among citizens via the increase of public awareness and concern. However, robust estimations of its causal effect on individuals’ concern for the environment are scarce. This study aimed to estimate the effect of educational attainment on environmental concern in China, addressing the problem of endogeneity. China is the largest emitter of CO2 and faces severe environmental problems due to its rapid process of industrialization and urbanization. The findings show that educational attainment has a robust positive causal effect on environmental concern in China. After addressing potential endogeneity issues using an instrumental variable approach, the effect is stronger than a conventional ordinal least squares (OLS) estimation. Thus, education is a crucial path of action to promote environmental concern and subsequent pro-environmental behaviour in China.
出版社接受日期18.08.2020
著者Francisco Olivos, Gonzalo Palomo, Pablo Olivos-Jara, Minhui Liu
期刊名稱Asian Journal of Social Psychology
出版年份2020
國際標準期刊號1367-2223
電子國際標準期刊號1467-839X
語言英式英語
關鍵詞Environmental concern, educational attainment, instrumental variable, China

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